The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted Thursday to extend the operating license for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, Massachusetts for another 20 years, despite opposition from local residents, the state Attorney General, the Governor, and town, state and Congressional representatives over ongoing safety and environmental concerns at the 40-year old plant. The sole dissenting vote belonged to outgoing NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko, who offered his resignation this week. The decision comes amid a host of regional and national challenges to relicensing bids at aging nuclear power plants throughout the country. - With David Lochbaum of the Union of Concerned Scientists and Tyson Slocum of Public Citizen. - Radio interview by Amy Grunder, first aired live on "Sounds of Dissent" on WZBC 90.3 FM Boston on 2012-05-26. --- "Sounds of Dissent" are the weekly news & political interviews airing since 1998 on WZBC 90.3 FM in Greater Boston. Every Saturday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. Live streams & archive links at wzbc.org
There are no words to describe precisely this feeling that wells up inside me fro the knowledge that the NRC knows damn good and well superior performance, safety and emissions have been available via Molten Salt Reactors since the 1960's... These fucktards continue to proceed with dangerous obsolete technology concerned only with lining their dirty pockets.
Linked here are some 100 Defense intelligence files around available MSR technology applications as well as their application in other nations.
Did I mention this is Research and Development funded by our grandparents ... The only reason we pay an electric bill is greedy pricks running this #shitshow